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Re: “Badlands

Joleo: my father worked there, too when he was younger and told me that trucks of chemicals would regularly dump the chemicals a few times a week directly into the "Soup Ponds".

My grandma who was Diamond Alkali/Diamond Shamrock's Head Nurse for 40 years - also told me that she treated workers regularly that were exposed to chemicals. My grandma (her name was Caroline) died from forgetting to take her medicine for a blood disorder. Now that I reread this entire article and all your comments, I wonder if her blood disorder was caused by 40 years of toxic exposure from working at Diamond?

I didn't remember that they moved to Dallas, Texas, either. I live in Texas and am going to send this article to somebody in the government in Dallas to make sure this company is not up to their old tricks again.

By the way, I called the police when I was about 7 or 8 years old. They shut the plant down afterward. Sorry to those families that lost jobs, including my grandma, but there is a right and a wrong way to live - and dumping toxic chemicals where I grew up is discussing and illegal. That company should have been put out of business, instead of just moving to another state - Texas. Unbelievable. I just emailed this story to the President in hopes that he may put a stop to this and other chemical dumping in America.

Posted by Patrick Benadum on 04/03/2017 at 3:05 AM

Re: “Three of Cleveland's Best Young Bartenders

we get it scene. you like porcos.

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Posted by getoverit on 04/01/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “The Fall and Rise of Machine Gun Kelly

ILU SO FUCKING MUCH dude. I live two mins where u were livin', wish I could see u around here somewhere one day, keep doin what ur doin, ur the best fucking rapper out there. U don't need biological family to make u happy Kells, u got family everywhere. ESP out here. EST4LIFE BABY, LACE TF UP<3CLEVELAND<3OHIO<3

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Posted by CLEVELANDISTHECITY on 03/31/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Takin' a Ride

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Posted by Noel on 03/31/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

But on second thought, Karen Farkas is just a soldier doing the bidding of her superiors. So I suppose I shouldn't hold it totally against her for just blindly following her marching orders.

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Posted by Luke Wi on 03/31/2017 at 2:17 AM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

Ray, what does being Democrat have to do with the endless cheerleading and embarrassingly biased coverage? Dan Gilbert is a 100% registered Republican, but they've been kissing his rear end and making him wealthier for the last 12 years.

Oh, and Karen Farkas is a joke. The stenographer title applies.

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Posted by Luke Wi on 03/31/2017 at 1:51 AM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

Nothing against the Scene, but this is what happens when your have a one horse newspaper town. The nick name Pee Dee is appropriate. Their are never any hard hitting researched stories regarding the city government. There is never any follow up when it comes to Frank. Examples, what ever happened to the $8.5M in lost rebates from computer purchases at CMSD? What happened to the lead cases within the department of Public Health? Why are the majority of arbitration cases lost by city the pertaining to police officers? Why does the mayor have more special assistants than there are city council reps? What do the so called "chiefs" actually do? Why did Marty Flask and the former chief of police get promoted instead of being fired for the East Cleveland shootout? Where is the Pee Dee in the coverage of CMSD and the waste of tax levy where Frank and gang promised an improvement in graduation rates and test scores? Why didn't the Pee Dee address/cover the $2.5M being spent on a dirt track and city services at best suck? This is why Cleveland is and will continue to fail. There's an absence of truthful information in the so called freedom of the press.

Shame on Quinn. He has the nerve to call himself a journalist. He's a lackey for a fool.

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Posted by Mayberry on 03/30/2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Smooth Criminal

Apples don't fall far from the tree

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Posted by Anchel on 03/30/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

This is a democrat town with a democrat newspaper and city council. That's why nothing is balanced but all geared to the left which is why I cancelled my susbscription after many years. Tired of the nti police position , no hard line on the rule of law and too much sensitivity to criminals. Jackson is a disgrace with the City looking more and more like Chicago with murder and crime. He has not helped the minority community lift itself up . The police force is the lowest in decades with no attempt by the Mayor to beef the force up to deal with all the crime and gangs. Cities deteriorate under democrat governments.

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Posted by ray on 03/29/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

I listen to him on the sound of ideas and you can tell he is a stooge for the mayor. I doubt he believes hald the stuff he says. It is really a shame.

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Posted by johnshapiro on 03/29/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “The Cozy Relationship Between Editor Chris Quinn and Mayor Frank Jackson, And What It Means For Coverage of City Hall

Susan Goldberg pulled the operation out of being essentially a co-conspirator with the Dimora criminal enterprise.....but once she left (and her current stewardship of National Geographic is impeccable), the rats - again - began racing around the executive suite.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/29/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “The Origins and Evolution of the Cleveland Accent (Yes, You Have an Accent, Cleveland)

So, I am a ne ohioan, lived in Ashtabula 40 some years, before I began nomadic life. My sister, who had moved to Denver years before I did, laughed at my "Midwest accent". I protested, of course, as I had this grammatically correct need to enunciate my words correctly, I have grown a large vocabulary and generally try to say what I mean, and mean what I say, a distressingly rare thing these days. But, she did clarify this accent to amount to a vowel difference, ahia, indeed was how she presented this, though, I have never said Ohio any other way than with long O's, but nasally, yes sometimes the vowels come out nasally and drawn out, something I thought was Appalachian more than Ohioan. Within our own family, Mom said maptress and chimbly...where she found the p and the b in those words, I haven't got the foggiest idea. Daddy was the closest to the hill Williams, but he spoke like everyone else in the area...and both my parents were born and raised in Ashtabula County, not leaving until after the 80s stripped the jobs away. Now, since I have lived in all four time zones and on all four accent is undeniably muddied and not so identifiable any more, but I worked to be less nasally, but sometimes Soda comes out pop, anyhow. Somebody makes fun of my accent, I ask them to read Conneaut....then I can laugh at them. It most definitely is not con-noot. Ashtabula seems hard for many, too, especially inflection wise. It is ash tah bula, not Ash tab oola. Lol

Posted by Lisa M Cara on 03/25/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “From Superman to Bedpans, 8 of the Best, Strangest, Largest and Most Unique Collections in Cleveland

If anyone out there collects artifacts related to FDR (32nd POTUS, 1933-1945), I have something very rare that I might be willing to sell, for the right price. I also collect railroad stuff...but electric-powered only (subways, elevated trains, streetcars, trolley buses, etc.)

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 03/24/2017 at 9:28 PM

Re: “From Superman to Bedpans, 8 of the Best, Strangest, Largest and Most Unique Collections in Cleveland

I have a very large collection of salts, at around 670 now. What are salts you ask?

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Posted by Julia52865 on 03/23/2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “A Brave Never Tells

Today I was reminiscing about my time in Boy Scouts, of course my mind immediately went to the pipestone ceremony at Algonkin/ 7 Ranges. After a google search I stumbled upon this article and felt the need to share my experience. I am a 5th year pipestone holder, Eagle Scout, college graduate, and proudly hold a career as a Firefighter/Paramedic. My father is also an Eagle Scout and 5th year pipestone holder who attended camp Tuscazor in the late 60s.

This is definitely the first time I've ever heard any accusations of physical or sexual abouse surrounding the pipestone program. I am 8 years removed from scouting but have had friends stay active from youth to current leadership. Some have even returned to volunteer in the pipestone program at 7R.

I'm quite dumbfounded by some of these accusations. If anyone involved in the Ceremony as an officiate or candidate ever whinessed abuse of any kind, I assure you it would have been reported and followed up on to assure whatever happened was dealt with accordingly though the counsel, BSA or Law enforcement as nessesary. It's quite obvious to see that people are looking for a scandal and want to find something horrendous. Just look at the "likes and dislikes" above each comment.

As a child I had ADD so you could imagine my fidgeting would have gotten me "corrected" or "roughly handled" as the author and other commenters state. However I can recall no such actions toward me or any other participants. At no time was I concerned for my safety or the safety of my peers, and given my current career, I'm familiar with potential hazards or injury to others. It was meerly a performance much less traumatizing than a Halloween "haunted house" with native Americans instead of ghosts and zombies. I can also assure you that the running/ walking trails of the woods are kept clear. I personally recall removing tree roots or rocks from the trail during OA service projects.
All I can say about the 4th year ceremony, is the Chief's speech was quite vague and preached the importance of "a scout is morraly straight" which is in the scout oath. No hate speech.

I apologize for the lengthy comment but feel it necessary to defend my personal experiences with the pipestone program at 7R. Perhaps there have been other incidents which have gone unreported or brushed under the rug but I personally have never herd or experienced anything of the like. I would encourage my own son or others involved in scouting to participate in the program as it truly helped mold me and guid me towards my goal as an Eagle Sout.

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Posted by Anonymous922 on 03/22/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Winter Guide: Lake Erie is Fun Year-round, Even When It's a Desolate Frozen Landscape

Sure. Take your tent a half mile offshore and camp out. Nothing bad could happen from that.

Posted by Jim C on 03/18/2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “East Cleveland Residents Have Complained About the Health Hazards of the Noble Road Dump For Years. Is Anyone Listening?

And if you believe Marcia Fudge, the new leader of the DNC, member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and fast friend of Hillary is going to do anything to help the little people in East Cleveland unless there's money involved for her or the party, you're nuts.

Posted by Jim C on 03/18/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “An Excerpt From: 'You're Welcome, Cleveland; How I Helped LeBron James Win a Championship and Save a City'

So how did a fat old Jew who lives in New Jersey, thinks gratuitous profanity is edgy, and has some of the most horrible writing I've ever read, help Lebron with a championship and save Cleveland? Talk about a narcissistic gasbag.

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Posted by Jim C on 03/18/2017 at 6:53 PM
Posted by Martin F Lance on 03/03/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “In the Push to Carve Up Northeast Ohio With Natural Gas Pipelines, Property Owners Are Winning So Far, But the Fight's Not Over

He should have done his homework, due diligence before building his home. The pipeline folks have rights also.

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Posted by Jeff N on 03/02/2017 at 8:35 PM



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